Bulgaria : Claims against government of Bulgaria resulting from shooting down of El Al civil airliner in July 1955 (FO371-134833).

  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
  • London : Foreign Office, 1958.
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF


  • General Correspondence from 1906-1966 (Great Britain. Foreign Office. Political Departments) ; FO371-134833. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-134833
Data source
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1953-1960: Module 1
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file containing documents relating to the legal case in the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.) about the crash of El Al flight 402. Subjects discussed in the file include the drafting of the British "memorial" to be submitted to the court -- the American request for a further extension to their submission deadline -- and discussion of a court case in New York against El Al which the Israelis wanted to be heard in camera to avoid prejudicing the I.C.J. case. Documents in the file show that the United States State Department would not support the Israeli request, and considered that New York law would not allow a secret hearing -- but that the court agreed to seal the case. Other documents in the file discuss the fee charged by a British barrister for his work preparing the case -- and the Bulgarian claim that the I.C.J. was not competent to hear the case.
  • File date: 1958.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 1988.
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